Maharashtra : Dubai returned man from Ahmednagar found Corona positive, toll of patients reach 48

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 Mumbai, March 19, 2020:- The state today registered three new Corona positive cases taking the number of the patients in the state to 48. A 51 year old man from Ahmednagar district was found positive for Ncovid-19. He had returned from Dubai. However, his wife was found negative for Corona. Health Minister Mr Rajesh Tope gave this information. Meanwhile, the health minister today visited the airport at Mumbai and inspected the screening facility.

The district wise and Municipal Corporation wise figures of Corona positive patients in the state are as follows:-

 Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation-11, Pune Municipal Corporation-8, Mumbai -9, Nagpur-4, Yavatmal, Navi Mumbai, Kalyan- three each, Ahmadnagar-two, Raigadh, Thane, Ulhasnagar, Aurangabad, Ratnagiri- one each. A total of 48 patients are found positive.

Today 78 suspected people were admitted to various hospitals in the state. The total number of people who returned to Maharashtra from the Corona hit regions is 1305. Since 18th January, 1036 people were admitted to various isolated wards in different hospitals of the state after the symptoms of fever, cold and cough was found. Out of these, 971 were found to be negative whereas 48 were found positive in the laboratory tests.

As a part of prevention and control of novel Corona Virus quarantine facility and isolated wards had been established at all the district hospitals and government medical colleges. Out of 1305 travelers coming to the state from the Corona affected regions, the 14 day follow-up of 442 travelers was completed.

Today afternoon around 2:30 p.m., health minister Mr Tope visited the Mumbai Airport to inspect the screening facility carried on for checking the travelers arriving at the airport. He took the information about how the entire process is carried on and also had conversation with the doctors and applauded their efforts. Immigration officer Tapa Bhattacharya, airport health officer Dr A R Pasi and others were present on the occasion.

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